Student guide-interpreter, Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle - Summer 2022

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Office of the Secretary to the Governor General


Québec (Québec)

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$17.64 per hour

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Becoming a Guide

FSWEP eligibility criteria

What you will gain

As a student guide-interpreter at the Residence of the Governor General at the Citadelle, you will have the opportunity to:

• live a unique experience at the heart of the action;
• develop your general knowledge and professional abilities, making your transition to the workforce easier upon graduation;
• develop your public speaking skills in both official languages;
• work alongside other students with whom you will form lasting friendships.

CLOSING DATE: January 24, 2022

What you will do

The Citadelle of Québec has been the official residence and workplace of Canada’s governors general since 1872. As a student guide-interpreter, you will have the opportunity to:

• work at an exceptionally beautiful site, in the heart of Old Québec City;
• greet thousands of visitors, from dignitaries to students to tourists;
• conduct tours and offer educational programs, in person and online, to help visitors learn more about the duties carried out by the governor general of Canada while discovering the history, architecture and collections of the residence.

Duration: Full time job during the summer season to work 35 hours a week from May 2 to September 5, 2022. Possibility to be rehired part-time during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Please note that the period of employment may be delayed, cancelled or shortened due to health regulations and Treasury Board of Canada directives related to COVID 19.

What we are looking for

To be eligible for a summer 2022 student guide-interpreter position, you must:

• be an undergraduate student; and
• meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria.

Note: Preference will be given to Canadian citizens who meet the job requirements.

The candidates we are seeking must have

• excellent oral communication skills in both official languages (English and French)*;
• strong presentation skills to be able to speak to several types of visitors (adults, children, etc.);
• personal qualities that are visitor service and teamwork oriented;
• good general knowledge of Canadian history.

*Note: Candidates must be able to offer guided tours and answer complex questions in both official languages. If you meet this criterion, please indicate “Bilingual - English and French” in your application.

The OSGG is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. In order to achieve this goal, we strongly encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the following designated groups: Indigenous people, person with disabilities or a member of visible minority, as preference may be given to employees in these groups.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied before being hired to a particular position and are to be maintained throughout the employment period.

Candidates must be prepared to:

• wear and maintain a uniform;
• work indoors and outdoors in various weather conditions;
• obtain and maintain a Reliability Status security clearance;
• respect the Code of Conduct of the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General;
• work a variable schedule that includes weekends, statutory holidays and occasional evenings.

Please take note that no relocation expenses will be reimbursed if you move as the result of this process and that you must pay for your own accommodations and other living expenses while in the Québec City area.

Requirement to be vaccinated

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

CLOSING DATE: January 24, 2022

Before applying, we strongly encourage candidates to visit our “Becoming a Guide” webpage by clicking on the link to the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General in the blue box.

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